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reeves. we do not have any numbers for you there. that's the story on this november 5th. see you back here tomorrow night when the story goes on. tucker is up next. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to tucker kar "tucker cn tonight." someone told the truth and caught doing it. anchor at abc news on a hot mic accuses her network of spiking her reporting on billionaire pedophile jeffrey epstein. that audio just minutes away. but, first tonight, we would like to open this evening with a breathless update on how some obscure democrat said something unforgettable about a government official about a topic that was literally nothing to do with your life or nothing to do with the future of our country. drone on about this nonstory for the entire hour tonight and every night this week
hoping by shear volume and repetition we can give it the allusion of relevance. hope you find it edifying. just kidding. that's jeff zooker's channel. on this show we are opting for actual news, things that matter. so we are beginning tonight with the brutal war that is currently raging out of control just over the border of our two most populist states. for years the american news media for purely ideological reasons have all but ignored the explosion of horrifying horg brutality in mexico. it's getting harder to do. just yesterday mexican drug cartels murdered at least nine americans, that would include six children in an am burst right on the highway about 75 miles from arizona. among the casualties was a nine mola-month-old shot in the chest and 4-year-old shot in the back. lit the car on fire before leaving the scene. the sheriff that borders mexico. thanks for coming on. what can you tell us about this? >> well, good evening,
tucker. and over the last 36 hours we have had 11 people killed just south of my county in our neighboring communities in mexico. starting monday about 3:00 in the morning, we had 8 vehicles come into our community just south of international border. moments later they shot up 45 minutes of shooting. two were dead. possibly three others injured. 9:00 in the morning continued. then last night we had nine americans killed. this is a mormon community just south of the border. later in the evening we had five children from the ages of 8 months old all the way up to 9 years old come across the border, critically shot and transported to hospitals in arizona. it's a sad day in our international communities down here. >> tucker: it's shocking and these are americans. can you tell us how this happened? to the extent we know? >> we know one thing for sure the cartels behind it. they are violent. this are reckless, they
don't care about human life. they demonstrate that on a daily basis. back in june we had double digital homicides by the cartels same areas. again, it's sad. so we know the cartels. there syndication thathere is iy were innocent bystanders when they shot these family members from america. either way when you are shooting an 8-month-old child out of a car seat there is something wrong. >> tucker: people getting murdered and set on fire in the middle of a highway sounds like something out of syria. it sounds like a scene out of a war zone. are you concerned that this is right below you? this is nearby? >> very concerned. local law enforcement state and federal partners we are working very closely together. we continue to work closely together. this all goes back, tucker to having a secure border, too. in the first nine months of the year we have had over 1,000 gang members, known gang members try to enter our country from 20 different countries. we need a secure border. that cartel, that runs that southern border, it's time
that i know president trump stepped up today with president of mexico saying let's get together on this. we need to step up. unify two countries and go unjust like we did with isis go after that cartel. >> tucker: so you would put this in the same category of threat? >> definitely, tucker. think about what isis does and think about what the cartels do. they terrorize. they kill both their own citizens and kill americans as demonstrated last night. they are no different. they decapitate humans. everything you can think of. they is infected every country in this country putting their illicit drugs into our country. it's time to step up and list them as americans. >> tucker: they have killed far more americans than isis has. does it make sense to secure our borders. some places we don't know who is coming or going? >> that's exactly right. over 1,000 gang members have been identified on the southwest border first nine months. we have had 141 countries.
different individuals from 141 countries in the first nine months on the southwest border entering our country. that should be alarmining it's infuriating. thank you sheriff danniels from the update on the border tonight. >> thank you, tucker. >> tucker: mexico is epicenter war between the mexican government and cartels that war has been marked by mass execution and beheadings. violence getting worse. booming market for drugs. mexico's murder rate all-time high. already high and now highest ever recorded. they are not killing one another they are kill us in this country. about 50,000 americans overdosed on opioids last year and much of those narcotics came through mexico. earlier this week volunteers searching for missing relatives discovered 48 bodies i do composing in a mass grave just 32 miles from the arizona border. there may be more there. we don't know. the group was stopped interest from searching the area when armed gunman showed up and scared them
off. thousands of mass graves have been discovered. just in september another group discovered more than 2,000 bones belonging to estimated 150 people including many children at similar mass grave. all murdered by the drug cartels. nearly 60,000 people have been reported missing in mexico in the last 20 years. most of them will never be found. just this past august mexican police found nine bodies hanging from a highway overpass outside of mexico city. receivable mutilated bodies were dumped on a nearby road. a few miles away three more bodies. some of them women. the cartel responsible left a banner on the overpass threatening its rival. this is fact of life throughout mexico. in the face of this brutal, the mexican government has in effect given up. last month mexican authorities released a leader of one of the nation's biggest drug cartel after the cartel launch admiralty style assault on the capital city of sinaloa. mexico is becoming a failed state as congress and the courts block any effort to
construct a border wall or protect this country from the violence destroying our nation from the south. how long can this go on. mark morgan is the acting commissioner of customs and border protection. he joins us tonight. mr. commissioner, thanks very much for coming on. are we overstating the crisis in mexico. >> no, sheriff daniels was spot on. this is what we have been saying all along. when we were told but the crisis we were told manufactured crisis. when they couldn't perpetrate that lie anymore. they said it's humanitarian crisis. well, no, we have been saying from day one it's both humanitarian and national security crisis. sheriff daniel is spot on. southwest border alone, almost 1,000 gang members. we talked about narcotics pouring into this country. while 50% of our resources pulled off taking care of children and families. our seizures of the hard narcotics, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl actually skyrocketed up. last year actually 68,000 deaths due to illicit overdoses. >> tucker: i don't understand. so i have been watching television for the past couple weeks and i hear all
these reporters telling me our military and our military seems to agree obligation to protect the kurds and do their bidding in northern syria. why wouldn't would he be moving our forces to our border to protect us from a war that is killing tens of thousands of americans through drug ods? >> that's exactly right. american citizens are dying every single day. your listeners need to stand that the cartels, look, unfortunately what we just talked about about the deaths, that just happened yesterday, that's not uncommon. you just rattled off several examples. >> tucker: picked almost at random. >> absolutely, tucker. that's happening every day. what's unusual is that americans that's killed. but the drug trafficking organizations are warring with each other every single day over the smuggling routes. it's so profitable. it's working every single day. drugs are pouring into this country. gangs are coming in this country every single day and criminal illegal aliens are coming to this country every single day. it's a national security crisis. when we talk about the wall,
it's so disingenuous when they say well, we are trying to prevent people from just trying to find a better life. no. we are trying to protect our country from drugs coming and killing our citizens, from gang members come in. from criminal aliens come in. that's why we need the wall. >> tucker: life expectancy for american men just dropped for the third year in a row. the main fact driving that is the influx of narcotics from mexico here. but i guess my question is what about the kurds? sorry. just kidding. bitterly kidding. so, when you hear politicians say that our first obligation is to make sure that we resettle everyone from latin america who wants to come here, what's your reaction to that? >> look. my response is gus. andisgust.that's not from a poll ideological standpoint but from a law enforcement professional. over two and a half decades have served this country. i served another 10 in its military. we are absolutely not doing what we're supposed to be doing tucker to safeguard this country. i do not understand why like you suggested we are not
giving every resource we possibly can to stop drugs from pouring in. to stop gang members from pouring in like sheriff daniels suggested. why aren't we doing that? it's incredulous to me. >> tucker: are you confident the government of mexico is an adequate partner in that? >> so, what i will say is the government of mexico has stepped up recently. look, again, this is not a political statement. this is a fact. when the president threatened tariffs. the government of mexico changed how they do stuff. they have absolutely, in the last six months, stepped up in unprecedented way. 25,000 troops. the numbers of interdiction that think are doing interior and southwest border has almost doubled. they really are stepping up as true partners right now. in an unprecedented way. so, just to be clear, and i don't want any gray area here. in your view as the acting commissioner, do you think now we are pulling back from northern syria that we can use american troops on our southern border. >> we can using them every
single day. we still have somewhere between 4 and 5,000 troops. >> tucker: right now? >> yes. >> tucker: i wonder why. i can't imagine if you were to take a national poll given the information we have and news of nine more killed along a highway that most americans wouldn't agree with that why isn't it being done, do you think? >> i don't know. look, i am trying to stay apolitical. from a law enforcement perspective things like not support for the wall, things like not support for resources, so we can lock down our border, so we can stop not people looking for a better life, we have avenues that can legally enter our country and claim asylum. we really should be putting every resource to lock down that border, again, to stop the drug, to stop the criminal illegal aliens coming in this country. tucker, i don't understand that. i don't understand why everybody on both sides of the political aisle they don't stand together saying yeah, you know what? we probably should do everything we can to stop
68,000 people from dying from illicit drug overdose. >> tucker: we have obligation to the kurds, really. all right. commissioner, thanks so much for joining us, i appreciate it. >> you bet. thank you. >> tucker: house democrats released transcripts of testimony of two key figures in the impeachment category. spend the next hour talking about this. because it's not that interesting. we want to bring you up to date on what has happened and so to do that we are joined tonight by fox news gillian turner. gillian? >> hey, tucker. so these two transcripts released by intelligence chairman adam schiff today are really the first we're seeing of, you know, what people who have firsthand direct knowledge of you who president trump has been conducting foreign policy towards ukraine. and they are pretty telling, tucker. u.n. ambassador gordon sondland asked about a meeting in the oval office with secretary perry and kurt volker says president trump repeatedly directed him to talk to rudy giuliani. saying, he wasn't even specific about what he wanted us to talk to giuliani about.
he just kept saying talk to rudy. talk to rudy. but he also says he called president trump back in september and asked him point blank "what do you want from ukraine?" to which president trump answered "i want no quid pro quo. i want zelensky to do the right thing." now, another key exchange from ukraine envoy kurt volker's testimony highlights these major policy disagreements between president trump and the diplomatic core over u.s. military involvement in foreign countries. volker was asked about moves to beef up ukraine's military defenses against russia while he was serves as special envoy. the question goes how do you reconcile that with the decision to freeze military assistance to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars to ukraine? why did that not strike you as highly problematic to u.s. national security? or to our national security interest? to which volker answers it did strike me as problematic and, therefore, i acted
immediately to argue that this has to be reversed and we have to keep the assistance going. tucker, the next big ticket item everybody here on capitol hill is now waiting for is text message from john bolton that's slated for thursday. so far his attorney has not said he is going to be a no-show so there is a little bit of hope that he is going to appear here today but if the track record so far this week is anything to go by, we are getting a lot of contradicts ovecrickets over hen capitol hill, tucker. >> tucker: it looks like and we are not making this allegation lightsly, abc news affirmatively protected billionaire pedophile jeffrey epstein. why do that? that's next. plus california's residence the normal one is fleeing the state as it descends into complete chaos. sad story. also awaiting two election results from governor's race
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♪ >> tucker: amy robach anchor at abc was caught on a hot mic saying abc executives killed a story that would have exposed the sex offender jeffrey epstein three years ago. she had the story. acting under pressure from the british royal family. that recording was surfaced by the group project veritas and it's remarkable. here is part of it. >> i have had the story for three years. i have had this interview with virginia robert. we would not put tonight air. first of all, i was told who
is jeffrey epstein. no one wh knows who that is. that's a stupid story. the palace found out we had her whole allegations about prince andrew and threatened us a million different ways. we were so afraid we wouldn't be able to interview kate and will, that we -- that also quashed the story. and then alan dershowitz was also implicated in it. the plane. she told me everything. she had pictures she had everything. she was in hiding for 12 years. we convinced her to come out and convinced her to talk to us. it was unbelievable what we had. clinton. we have everything. i tried for three years to get it on to no avail and now all coming out. new revelations and i freaking had all of it. i am so pissed right now. every day i get more and more pissed oh my god what we had was unreal.
>> tucker: that's clearly real elizabeth senior correspondent at variety joins us tonight. abc -- excuse me, robach you feel for this was not for public consumption but clearly sincere. she issued a statement today clearly under the gun from corporate lawyers say we didn't have the story clearly obviously nonsense. why wouldn't abc more honest than that. >> you are right you, tucker, abc released a statement where they said this story was not ready for air. did not meet our broadcast standards and then amy robach issued a statement that said while i am disappointed that my interview didn't make it to air i understand it wasn't ready for air. she also said that abc has not stopped her reporting on epstein so that's what she is saying to your point clearly very different than what we saw in that leaked tape. she is very clearly frustrated there as you said very honest. i mean, you know better than anyone when you are on a tv said you are always micked. you would think that amy
robach she may have known clearly she was speaking from the heart and speaking out of frustration and as a journalist which is actually what she did say in her statement today she, you know, was upset. she felt like she had a story that she did an interview three years ago, now she is watching this story unfold, dominating all the headlines and she is sitting there saying i had this story. >> tucker: he know, if you watch the whole tape which i have a couple times. amy robach comes off very well. she comes off as sincere an actual journalist. frustrated and thwarted by executives determined to protect jeffrey epstein. cnn today refusing to cover this story part of the effort to protect jeffrey epstein. what is going on here? why are, you know, ntsb is protecting harvey weinstein. abc and i would say by extension seen protecting jeffrey epstein. why the impulse to protect powerful sex offenders? what's going on? >> that's a great question. i do agree with you that amy robach comes off great here. she comes off as a very experienced journalist. comes off as a woman who
wants to help tell women's stories. as she says, of course, virginia roberts, she had made allegations of prince andrew so she says that buckingham palace was threatening abc news and she says that they were worried that they wouldn't be able to have access to interview william and kate. now, amy robach, of course, she is on 2020. she is on good morning america. something we have to keep in mind is these are morning shows. these are fluffy light hearted shows. they don't want to get their access taken away from the royals who are a very light, fun story. >> tucker: wait, hold on. i get -- you are absolutely right. they are creative and -- cravend dishonest. i have seen it firsthand. when judge kavanaugh was up for a supreme court case i don't remember gma one of whose anchors was a friend of jeffrey epstein, i don't remember them pulling back on those allegations of sexual assault at all. >> you know, that's why this story is getting coverage, again, to go back to abc's
statement they say our story was not ready for air which, by the way. >> tucker: liars. >> you brought up ntsb. that sounds very familiar, right? ntsb said with ronan farrow harvey wine stein that story wasn't ready. there is a parallel for sure. >> tucker: whole thing no wonder people are paranoid about the media. they have every reason to be. elizabeth, thanks so much for that i appreciate it? >> thank you, tucker. >> tucker: that robot tape whicrow --robach tape you shoulh it. more abc's role in spiking the story she also expressed her thoughts about how jeffrey epstein died. watch this. >> so do i think he was killed? 100 percent. yes, i do. because you want -- he made his whole living blackmailing people. there are a lot of men on those planes, a lot of men who visited that island. a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment. and made it seem as though he made that two weeks later. but his lawyers claim he was
roughed of up by his cell mate around the neck. that was all like to plant the seed and then -- i really believe it. like really believe it. >> tucker: the federalist mollie hemmingway joins us tonight. what do you make of this, mollie. >> so interesting. and confirmed it was real by the reporter and abc putting out this statement. what was so stunning was not that they went with this explanation that they didn't run these stories because they didn't have evidence. that would seem reasonable. want to make sure you have that story nailed down. we have seen so many examples over and over again where if you don't share the political viewpoint or the close celebrity friendship of these media people they will destroy your life with no corroborating evidence. it is worth remembering it was just a year ago with the brett kavanaugh situation that wild allegations were coming forth, things that had no supporting evidence that brett kavanaugh was the leader of a serial gang rape
cartel. those things came to be broadcast on that network. even though there was no corroboration for them and a lot of reasons to doubt the veracity of those stories. so, we're seeing this inconsistency that is indefensible. you look at what happened with the covington boys where people went crazy with trying to destroy these boys life even though the actual story was the exact opposite of the one the media presented. you have them doing tough hits on these children when they had no actual supporting evidence. >> tucker: amazing story. everything about the jeffrey epstein story is remarkable and intersects famous people of our time including very much bill clinton. these networks, cnn notably today, jeff zooker's little personal minion not saying one word about this story all day. it does look like a effort to cover up. why is that? >> i was strzo struck by what te reporter was saying worked on it three years. and now it was coming out. three areas ago was 2016.
we did not see reticence from our media about running stories about donald trump, that were based on that made him look bad. specifically mentions bill clinton, prince andrew, other high profile people it. pays to have friends in high places, i suppose. but this is such a great example of why people have come to just profoundly distrust their media. they know the game is rigged. they know that things are not -- that the media gets high play and who doesn't. who gets destroyed and who doesn't. seeing that power that the media have and seeing how corruptly they we woul wield tht power is eye opening for a lot of the americans. >> tucker: it's unbelievable that cnn would devote a better part of a year to destroying, for example, roger stone's life. speak house as fbi comes and roughs up his 72-year-old wife because he was friends with donald trump and that's not allowed in our country. and then to cover up for
jeffrey epstein, i mean it really does make you think that maybe the system is too rotten to continue. seriously. >> i don't personally doubt that he killed himself, buff you can see why people do doubt it when so many powerful people who would like to have seen him dead are part of this story and, you know it's a very. >> tucker: i don't know what happened to jeffrey epstein personally. i do think it's worth pushing a little bit. and aren't journalists supposed to be the ones pushing and they are not. >> this reporter did. a reminder reporter be good the higher ups are quashing it and happens on some stories. >> tucker: by the way amy robach is upset because the statement came out. you would be upset if a tape shot without your knowledge came out. i wh hope she takes solace she comes out as one of the good people in this. great to he so you mollie. >> great to see you. >> tucker: anti-cop protest broke out in new york city
♪ >> tucker: thousands of violent protesters terrorize the streets of brooklyn on friday night. vandalized buses. stopped traffic, screamed obscenities. the brooklyn mob was angry announced a crack down on fare evasion and might have to pay to ride the subway like everyone else. chaos resembled anti-police rites unfolding in latin america. much more grotesque. trace has update. >> people don't pay to ride subway fare beaters.
happily jump turn styles and happily do the same. not about getting a free ride. about going after new york police. like vandalizing a police vehicle and ginning violence. punch that cup, f that cop and watch this, watch. [chanting] >> racist. >> police. >> no justice, no peace. >> racist police brutality against the criminalization of black youth in subway systems by the police. >> she is referring to a video of a police officer punching a 15-year-old who was arrested for assaulting police. we should note the protesters also shouted obscenities at subway riders who paid their fares. in other words, law-abiding citizen were condemned for not supporting the law breakers. but congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez fully supported the protesters quoting ending mass incarceration ration means
challenging the system that jails the poor to free the rich. arresting people who can't afford 2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community. new yorkers know that they are not having it and they're standing up for each other. the point might be moot manhattan district attorney sirus vance jr. and brooklyn d.a. no long prosecuting the fare beaters. tucker. >> tucker: trace gallagher, thanks so much for that. well, under normal circumstances in a sane country whose leaders didn't hate it, the people in charge would condemn this kind of unrest. the cops that round up the people vandalizing public property that belongs to all of us and arrest those stealing subway rides. order would be restored. life would go on. people would pay their 2.57 to ride the subway. this is america in 2019. any move that almost perfectly embodies the absurdity political moment alexandria ocasio-cortez came out in favor of the
ritriot that trace just described. punch a cop she is for that it's hard to be surprised by anything anymore. a lawmaker suggesting that law firm, quote, destabilizes our community and siding with hermine who wan -- withpeople who want to pa cop. you wonder about that. destabilizing her community alexandria ocasio-cortez would support a full nypd withdrawal from her congressional district or maybe around the upscale apartment building that she list in here in washington? huh? joe murray is a retired nypd police officer. he is running for district attorney in queens and he joins us tonight. thanks so much for coming on. punch a cop, huh? what do you make of a sitting member of congress endorsing the punch a cop movement? >> disgusting. i'm all for the first amendment. people should express themselves. when you are talking about encouraging people to commit
crimes particularly striking police officers, that's outrageous. >> you are a democrat. >> i am a democrat. more conservative democrat. most of my family is involved in unions and labor. and that's where our core democratic principles come from. i am very conservative. and a law and order guy and in queens county i am the law and order candidate fighting against melinda katz who is the president who has endorsed all of this progressive criminal justice reform that mayor de blasio has been trying to ram down our throats. >> tucker: yeah. i mean this doesn't seem like reform. what happens when lawmakers like alexandria ocasio-cortez encourage people to, quote: punch a cop. where does that wind up? >> it's anarchy. that's where we are going with this. we have a social contract that we, as the citizens, have elected officials who enact laws and that we elect our chief executives to enforce the laws.
this is the social contract that civilization is based on. when you want to do it away with that. that's anarchy, absolutely insane. >> tucker: if you have a lawmaker and there are air quotes around that, endorsing violence against people enforcing the law, then it doesn't take too long before things fall completely apart, right? >> it really is i mean, i look especially growing up, i looked at public officials, particularly our congressional representatives and federal officers as role models. this is the standard that we look for. this is not what we want our kids to look at and emulate. >> tucker: so alexandria ocasio-cortez lives in a rich neighborhood in washington, like one of the richest, actually. i wonder, do you think that she applies the same standards to her own
neighborhood? do you think she would like all the cops to leave tomorrow where she lives. >> absolutely not. you know that, tucker. this is all what's happening in brooklyn not around her neighborhood. clearly. that's the standard. >> tucker: yeah, she is for gun control. i bet you he thankful for her body guards. >> i can't wait retired police officer going to be running against aoc. so i'm looking forward to that. john and i talk all the time. hopefully i will be successful in my race in queens county and having john take her spot we will start to make some changes. >> tucker: just last question since you were a cop for a long time, like, in the end, it is poor people who bear the brunt of this, right? so when cops can't enforce the law, rich people like alexandria ocasio-cortez, like she is fine. but the people in her district, how do they fair? >> the people she is encouraging to act like this and this behavior, what's going to happen to them while she goes off to
starbucks with her friends and hanging out? they are the ones that are going to suffer from this. it's just poor choices on her part all the way around. poor judgment. >> tucker: she is dumb and likes to think she doesn't know what she is saying. this is going too far. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> tucker: tent city, blackouts, outbreaks of typhoid. what century is this. it's not honduras, it's not bangladesh. it's the biggest state in our country. the most beautiful state probably in the world. california. home of big sir and delmar. and it's disgusting. that's why normal people are leaving the country and finding refuge in other states. our series of reports into the crisis of california continues next. ♪ ♪ prior to going to aspen dental i've had nineteen surgeries. i'm 100% permanently disabled from the military and after i went in to aspen dental it was just like night and day. they told me they were gonna take some x-rays, she said "and it's gonna be no charge to you". i'm not used to getting that type of service.
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>> stop wasting time, go back to her district in san francisco, help the homeless, get rid of the drugs, get rid of the needles that are lying all over the street and all of the things that are washing into the ocean through their storm sewer system, what's happened to san francisco and what's happened to so many other places run by the radical left democrats it's unbelievable. >> tucker: that was president speaking to supporters in kentucky last night. you wish that was overstatement. it wasn't. people who live in california know that it wasn't. a majority of registered voters in that state are considering leaving easy to see why. california is home to the largest population of i have a grants, highest gas prices and power outages. they literally can't keep the lights on. state essentially decriminalized theft in illegal immigration and it
shows. and, yet, in the fails of all of this, the leaders of the state are completely consumed with utter live frivolous like high speed rail to nowhere and banning plastic straws and weird sexual politics nobody can even understand. meanwhile the state is literally on fire. by the way, they pay the highest tax rates in the nation. put all that together and you shouldn't be surprised that between 2007 and 2016 california lost a million residents to domestic migration mostly to texas. the few remaining normal people in the state want to leave. 40% have considered moving. we don't want to overdraw the situation it's almost impossible to do that it's that bay bad. victor davis hanson lifelong resident. he joins us tonight. thanks so much for coming on. so, among many other things and this may be the greatest irony of all. california is experiencing an environmental crisis. the state is dirtier than ever. how did that happen in a
state that constantly talks about protecting the environment? >> well, i think we finally reached the logical ends of the progressive agenda. we can't go any further so the radical green agenda led to this forest management problem where we have millions of trees that were dead and they were supposed to provide ecosystem and not be harvested which then the power grid would light them on fire which meant we had to preemptively shut down the power. that meant 2 million people didn't have power as if it was some third world country. i just went to san francisco, your description is quite right on, tucker. there is human exscreement. there is needles, the highest property crime rate per capita in the country. we don't prosecute shoplifting. and when you want to go from one place to another, if you don't have power like one of my assistants didn't for five days or my daughter with a special needs child in santa cruz for two days, then the streetlights don't work and the calcified roads
are overcrowded because we are have the fractur infrastruc. people said who did this to us how did this happen? they want to blame somebody but we have democratic super majorities in the legislature. we don't have a single republican statewide office. we only have seven of 53 congressional seats are republican so it's making people think is it wealthy people? yeah, it's wealthy people but they are progressive wealth requesy people. it's nancy pelosi who list in a mansion puts her kids in private school and never goes down to bakersfield or given gavin newsom multimillionaire kids in prep school who lectures about charter schools bad. unions good. but doesn't live the ideology that he espouses or dianne feinstein and near billionaire and all live in these mansions. they all take advantage of their privilege and
leverage. they are very wealthy. they have a nexus between government and business and, yet, they are completely out of touch with the average person that drives on the 99 freeway or tries to get to work on the 101 or evacuates his home because he is afraid he is going to be burned alive in it or he has insulin in the refrigerator and he has to shut the power suddenly goes off or walking into a hotel and the doorman says check your feet you might have a needle or feces on it. and it can't go on any longer. and i think that's what people, it's amazing to watch this tucker. deer in the headlights, what did this and to what degree did i contribute to this what do i do about it now? >> tucker: crowd something one of the problems that we never talk about but california, which has led for more than a century every national trend is overcrowded. too many people. because of immigration. why shouldn't the rest of us be really worried about this trend for real?
>> yeah, well, the attorney general xavier becerra 10 million illegal aliens. we know 20% of the population was not born in california but it was a trifecta, perfect storm. we brought a lot of people in that had no high school diploma, no facility with english no legality and they were not diverse and at the same time 4 to 6 million people fled the last 30 years the old reagan, pete wilson constituency. and then we became. >> tucker: i'm one of them. >> coastal entertainment, high tech area and we have all these people had so much money that they dreamed up what you talked about, you know, banning straws, and not shooting bobcats and all that because they dealt with these trivial problems as a way of, i guess, squaring the circle that they couldn't do anything about the existential problem because it was contrary to their ideology or was a result of their ideology.
and it's sad because our ancestors, we inherited a beautiful state, tucker. >> tucker: i know. >> best universities, best freeways. call tech, stanford. what did we do? took 100 years to build that out of the wilderness in our generation two or three decades took that california and turned it into a wilderness. >> tucker: the rest of us should look at california and be very clear that we don't want that. we don't want to live in a state that's falling apart and overcrowded and run by lunatics. it should be a lesson, i think, for all of us. professor, thank you for articulating that. it was sad as hell but we need to hear it. thank you. >> thank you for having me, tucker. >> tucker: well, there are elections tonight in a bunch of different places across the country. key races. some interesting ones. we have live updates on them right after the break. stay tuned. ♪ ♪ home ownership means something different to veterans. it means freedom.
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>> tucker: the kentucky governor's race has ended. the election was today. the incumbent is matt bevin he has been on this show a bunch of times. he is locked at this hour tight battle the race is too close to call. for the very latest we goes to fox news mike tobin who is in kentucky. hey, mike. >> well, too close to call is absolutely right. we have upwards of 90% of the precincts that have been counted thus far. and your split is less than 1%. less than 12,000 votes are making the difference. the key to watch right now should be noted that the democrat challenger beshear is in the lead at this moment with all of these precincts being counted in route to upset. when you are talking about this very narrow split the county, the precincts that haven't been counted are in the western rural parts of the state. parts of the state that were predicted to go for the republican incumbent matt bevin. the republican incumbent who got all the support from president trump. so it is too close to call right now. there is a recall law in this state if it comes down
to something like that the candidate would have to request a recall and the candidate would be subject to the any of the costs associated with such a recount. we can't go there yet. it's raise razor thin and keepig an eye on the totals. >> tucker: left wing billionaire george soros is completely to remake this country. he is starting by remaking judicial system getting left wing activists elected to prosecutorial offices around the country. succeeded in some places for example philadelphia last cycle totally changed the city by doing that one litmus test is a race tonight in fairfax county, virginia. trace gallagher has been following the outcome of that race. he joins us tonight. hey, trace. tuck. >> trace: the candidates are both federal prosecutors with dramatically different views on criminal justice. independent jonathan says he wants to focus on the opioid crisis. gun and gang activity.
his opponent appears to be pulling a page out of california's legal handbook end death penalty, charge fewer penalties, and stop charging marijuana cases and allow most criminals remain free while cases go to trial. local police case does not support descano but the state's top democrats do and so does liberal billionaire george soros used his political action committee donate several hundred thousands of dollars to his campaign. last check his money made up the lion's share of what he raised overall. supporting other progressive prosecutors around the country as you said the fairfax race is a bit of a bellwether and at last check he was leading fahey with about 40% of the vote so far counted. tucker? >> tucker: 40%. just can you just restate one number you just said. this what percentage of descano's war chest came from soros?
>> don't have the exact percentage lion's share as of last check more donations in the days running up to the election. at last check it was the majority of his take. >> tucker: remarkable. trace gallagher thanks so much. >> sure. >> tucker: that is remarkable if you think about it. if you believe in democracy why is one rich guy getting to decide a prosecutor's case in fairfax, virginia. is he not from fairfax. is he not from america originally. he is getting to decide what the county is like? a little weird. well, tomorrow colonel doug mcgregor is here to put more context into what is happening on the mexican border. our leaders tell us the most important thing is standing by the kurds. they are ignoring what's happening in our country. there's a war right to the south of us and nobody is paying attention to it. we think we should. so we'll be back tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m., the show that is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness
and group think all of which are in remarkable abundance right now if case you haven't noticed. we remain cheerful. hope do you too. see you tomorrow from washington. >> sean: welcome to hannity. tonight we are breaking breaking stories across the country. hour hour polls have close new several states. we will call races throughout the hour as a result very tight race, kentucky governor going on as we speak. following a horrific story out of northern mexico where earlier today well at least nine americans were murdered including six children during apparent ambush mexican cartel. also tonight why did abc cover up a major story surrounded convicted pedophile jeffrey epstein, bill clinton and prince andrew in 2015? a bombshell new video uncovered by james o'keefe and project veritas reveals one